Photo Show; Road To Freedom: Photographs Of The Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968; Bronx Museum, March 28-July 11, 2010

The Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968 features 150 vintage photographs that portray the struggles and aspirations of that historic time. The show was organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. The show includes images by photographers such as Bob Adelman, Bruce Davidson, Danny Lyon, and Charles Moore. The prints document key events in the struggle, including Rosa Parks’s refusal to surrender her seat aboard a Montgomery bus; the Freedom Rides of 1961; the March on Washington in 1963 and more.

Leonard Freed
American, 1929-2006
Woman Kneeling with Sign During Demonstration, 1963
Silver print
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Purchase 2005.309
© Leonard Freed/Magnum Photos, All Rights Reserved

James Karales
American, 1930-2002
Selma to Montgomery March, 1965
Gelatin silver print
121⁄2x161⁄2 inches
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Purchase with funds from Sandra Anderson Baccus in loving memory of Lloyd Tevis Baccus, M.D., 2007.264
© Estate of James Karales, All Rights Reserved

Morton Broffman
American, 1928-1992
Dr. King and Coretta Scott King Marching, Montgomery, Alabama, 1965
Gelatin silver print
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Gift of the Broffman Family, 2007.34
© Morton Broffman, All Rights Reserved

Bob Adelman
American, born 1930
Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, 1963
Gelatin silver print
© Bob Adelman, All Rights Reserved

A public program will be held on March 26, 2010 at 7pm at The New School in New York City (66 W. 12th Street) and a catalog is available, published by the High Museum of Art. The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum located at 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456. More information about the museum and exhibit can be found at: www.bronxmuseum.org.

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